2019 Senior Nationals
The 30th Annual High School Nationals was held at the
Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia
March 29-31, 2019.
The 30th Annual NHSCA High School Nationals featured
six divisions of competition: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior,
Senior, Middle School and the inaugural Girls’ division on
48 mats under one roof.
This event is the crown jewel of high school wrestling.
Past Champions include Olympic Gold Medalists Cael
Sanderson, Jordan Burroughs, Jake Varner and 2019 NCAA
All Americans Sebastian Rivera, Mitch Finesilver, Myles
Amine and Kollin Moore.
The 30th Annual High School Nationals showcased many
elite wrestlers from around the nation. This year boasted
a record breaking 4,551 wrestlers whom participated in
the momentous event. The entrants hailed from 49 states,
Canada, Italy and Germany competing. The Senior division
had 769 wrestlers. More than 1,300 high school and college
coaches as well as over 5,000 spectators were in attendance
throughout the weekend.
The Senior division was led by returning Junior Champion,
Chris Foca of Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey.
Foca ended his senior year capturing an elusive New Jersey
state championship and now a Senior National title. Foca,
currently ranked #4 in the nation, majored Cincinnati
LaSalle’s Trey Sizemore of Ohio 11-2 in the fi nals. Foca was
named the Outstanding Wrestler in the Senior division. He
will be heading to Cornell University in the fall.
Also hailing from New Jersey is Blair Academy’s Chris
Cannon who won the 126 pound weight class by knocking
off Tyler Hunt of Calhoun, GA 6-1. Cannon will be heading
to Northwestern next year.
At 170, California’s Trey Munoz, ranked #13 knocked off
#8 Mason Reiniche of Tennessee in the fi nals 2-0. Munoz
will be heading to Arizona State University while Reiniche
will be joining Foca at Cornell. Munoz’s father, Mark, 1996
was a Senior National Champion and a NCAA Champion.
In all, our Senior Champions will be heading to one of
the following: Air Force Academy, Arizona State, Clarion,
Cornell, Lehigh, NC State, Northwestern, Stanford, Tiffi n,
University of Pennsylvania, West Point Military Academy,
and Virginia Tech.
All results and videos can be found on FloArena, here.
29th Annual NHSCA High School Nationals – Senior Finals
113: Logan Ashton (GA) md. Clarence Lee-Green (VA), 13-3
120: Sam Latona (AL) dec. Cian Fischer (WI), 10-3
126: Chris Cannon (NJ) dec. Tyler Hunt (GA), 6-1
132: Brayden Palmer (TN) dec. Cole Mattin (OH), 3-1SV
138: Malyke Hines (FL) dec. Terrell Barraclough (UT), 4-3
145: Gabe Miller (PA) md. Anthony Ulaszek (CO), 10-0
152: Christopher Donathan (OH) md. James Burks III (NE), 14-5
160: Ben Pasiuk (OH) f Corey Connolly (NY), 3:28
170: Trey Munoz (CA) dec. Mason Reiniche (TN), 2-0
182: Christopher Foca (NJ) md. Trey Sizemore (OH), 11-2
195: Christian Knop (AL) dec. Braden Morgan (KS), 3-1
220: Wyatt Hendrickson (KS) md. Andy Smith (VA), 13-2
285: Yaraslau Slavikouski (MA) md Jorden Pryor (MD), 13-5
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION 6 COACHES QUARTERLY SPRING 2019